Playground Pants

I usually shy away from the novelty print pants, but I couldn’t resist the idea of a pair of paints in these mousey print from Heather Ross, especially after I spied it in person at my lovely local fabric store, Spool of Thread. It’s from her Nursery Versery collection, which is quite adorable.

I mean, if you were two, wouldn’t you want a pair of pants with mousey fabric? You’d probably want them if you were five too, so rest assured P got a pair in a different colourway, though I didn’t get any pictures of his.

Because the kids’ clothing situation is a bit dire, so I chose a very quick and easy pattern from my Japanese children’s pattern book, Hand-made for Children, which I was able to whip up on a Saturday morning.

My one complaint is that the pants were shorter than I expected even though they should be bang on, given that the patterns are “sized” by height, and given that I cut a size that was a few centimetres taller than each child. I think they’re fine now, but I’d planned to leave a generous hem so I could take them down, and there is almost no hem at all. However, I like the overall shape of the pants, and so I will simply add a cuff once they start ankle creeping, and next time I make them, I’ll size up even more.

Playground Pants